A Level or IB Preparation Summer Course - Sherborne International

A level or IB Preparation Summer Course

This A level or IB Preparation Summer Course is designed to help international students starting A Level or IB Diploma courses settle into their new school courses more quickly and confidently.

It will improve their chances of gaining good grades early in the course – a real help with final results and university applications.

Key points about this A level or IB Preparation Summer Course

  • For students aged 8-17
  • Very small class sizes (5 – 8 students)
  • 30 lessons per week = 22 hours, 30 minutes
  • Six lessons in each of four of the following subjects, plus six lessons of drama:
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Maths
    • History
    • English
    • English literature
  • Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay for IB Diploma
  • Essential study skills
  • Experience of practical science
  • Optional additional individual tuition classes available
  • Full programme of sports, afternoon and evening activities
  • Two excursions a week (including study trips on alternate Wednesdays for those staying more than two weeks)
  • For students with CEFR level B2 and above

Lessons cover the basic components and techniques of each subject, plus the style of working at this level. Practical skills, written requirements and effective study habits relevant in each subject are emphasised.

Students develop their use of English language appropriate for studying and for life in a UK boarding school while socialising with students from many different nationalities. They learn to analyse texts, develop research skills and present conclusions and results verbally and in written form. Drama lessons help increase confidence with speaking and presentation.

Students can come for the whole eight weeks or can register for 2, 3, 4, or 6 weeks. For a thorough preparation, we recommend as much time as possible. You can study the same four subjects for the whole time, or choose different subjects in different two-week sections.

The pre A-Level course was a new experience for me but I enjoyed every minute of the lessons!
Maria, 15 – Russia

 2018 Dates – Preparation for A Level or IB Diploma Summer Course

Our Preparation for A Level or IB Diploma Summer Course lasts for two, three, four, six or eight weeks:

  • 4 July – for 2, 4, 6, 7 or 8 weeks
  • 18 July – for 2, 4, 5 or 6 weeks
  • 1 August – for 2, 3 or 4 weeks
  • 15 August – for 2 weeks

Arrival and departure days are Wednesdays.


Please view our Summer School Courses 2018 Brochure for more information.

The teachers were amazing (like every year) and really prepared me for school life in Britain.
Emily, 16 – Germany

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